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Kansas feedlots see another slide in numbers

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at 9:52 a.m.

Large Kansas feedlots contained 2.01 million cattle on feed as of Jan. 1, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

That was down 5 percent from last year and represented the smallest number on feed as of Jan. 1 since 1995.

Placements in December totaled 360,000, down 1 percent from 2012, while marketings totaled 385,000 head, down 9 percent.

Production of milk in Kansas during December was 251 million pounds, up 4.1 percent from last year.

The production per cow averaged 1,845 pounds, up 5 pounds from 2012.

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